• Vernon woman found dead in backyard

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News

    According to the Marion County Coroner’s office, a 66-year-old Vernon woman has been found dead Wednesday morning in her backyard.

    At approximately 6 a.m., Shirley Brumfield of South ‘A’ Street was found dead in her backyard, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

    Coroner reports indicate Brumfield was suffering from cancer and had been very depressed.  Foul play is not suspected.